Former Norwich City player Darren Eadie’s photo of storm damage in his garden
18:06 18 February 2014
Former Norwich City player Darren Eadie’s daughter Talulah poses in their garden with the horse chestnut tree that was a victim of last week’s strong winds.
Eadie posted the picture on Twitter this afternoon, with the caption ‘Just walking in the back garden, noticed this fallen towards the house #timber on the plus side plenty of wood’.
He then followed it up with ‘Asked my 4yr old daughter to go get some wood for the wood burner from the garden....#SuperStrength’.
Eadie said he only noticed the tree today while out walking in the garden but thought it would have fallen during the high winds at the end of last week.
“I haven’t been in the garden for a while, so it’s true that if no-one is there, a falling tree doesn’t make a sound,” he joked.
But Eadie was grateful no-one was in the garden at the time.
“I don’t generally let my kids out in the garden when it’s really windy,” he said.
“It’s a real shame - it must have been a really old tree. The kids will miss it because they love collecting conkers in the autumn.”
Eadie now intends to use the tree as fuel for the wood burners in his home.
“Every cloud has a silver lining,” he said.
Heavy rain lashed East Anglia and strong winds of up to 60mph hit the region on Friday night and a Met Office amber alert was put in place until 10am on Saturday.